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  • Karine Sultan

    • Karine Sultan, Partner, is a member of the Financing team. She specialises in banking and capital markets, with a particular focus on acquisition finance, debt restructurings and real estate financing.

    • Professional career

      Prior to joining Bredin Prat in 2007, she was with Watson, Farley & Williams and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

    • Academic career

      Born in Gabon and admitted to the Paris Bar (1999), Karine is a graduate of the University of Lille II (Licence in Private Law, 1996), the Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris (1996) and the University of Paris V Descartes (DESS in international Business Law, 1997).

    • Decorations

      “She is available, responsive and very pleasant to work with.”
      Chambers Europe, 2020

      “Karine Sultan is ‘a very talented lawyer with excellent negotiation skills’. She is ‘very attentive to her clients' needs’.”
      Chambers Europe, 2019

      “Karine Sultan is ‘highly dedicated’. She is ‘always a pleasure to work with, bringing workable solutions that take into account operational constraints’.”

      “Recommended lawyer” in Banking and Finance - Transactional Work
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

      “Karine Sultan has a lot of relevant experience to share.”

      “Recommended Lawyer” in Banking & Finance: Transactional Work and in Debt Capital Markets
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019

      “Notable Practitioner” in Banking
      IFLR1000, 2021

    • Recent experiences

      Karine has recently assisted:

      Thom Group and Altamir on the €620 million financing aspects of Altamir's acquisition of a majority stake in Thom Group. Altamir will also acquire the entire capital of Thom Group's controlling holding company in partnership with new shareholders and the management team

      Alstom on the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom in connection with the conclusion of an amendment to a credit facility for the issuance of guarantees in order to increase this facility to a maximum amount of €9 billion to allow the transfer of the guarantees issued on behalf of Bombardier Transportation

      Buffalo Groupe in connection with a €65 million term Loan facility guaranteed by the French State (« Prêt Garanti par l’État – PGE ») with a pool of banks comprising Barclays, Arkéa and Société Générale

      A pool of banks on the financing aspects of Vivescia Group’s successful refinancing, which comprises (i) a €865 million refinancing of the group's loans and bilateral credit lines and (ii) a government-backed loan (PGE) worth €175 million

      Natixis on the financing aspects of setting up Tereos’ new 230 million-euro loan, benefiting from an 80% guarantee from the French state (“Prêt Garanti par l’Etat - PGE”), with a maturity up to five years

      Ubisoft in connection with a €600 million seven-year (due November 2027) bond issue, with an annual coupon of 0.878%

      Iliad/HoldCo in connection with its share buyback offer (“OPRA”) financed by a share issue, in an amount of €1.4 billion, representing up to 19.7% of the Company’s capital, at a price of €120 per share

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